Caroline Lucas: Twit.

The renewables industry in particular has the potential to create huge numbers of jobs,

This is a cost, my luvverly, not a benefit.

Sheesh.

7 thoughts on “Caroline Lucas: Twit.”

  1. I think you need to be a bit careful here Tim. Yes, the world would be a better place if all our work was magically done by fairies and we could sit around enjoying ourselves. This is true of recycling, too.

    On the other hand, jobs are constantly being lost and new ones created, and this is not a bad thing.

  2. The question is not why Caroline Lucas gets elected with such immature Bolshevik views, but why most of the other parties bow and scrape before the Green Boondoggle rather than attack it for what it is.

  3. BlacquesJacquesShellacques

    Tim needs to get more strident, not less.

    All of the Green initiatives I have ever seen, every single one, ‘created jobs’ only in the sense that the initiative required all of society to spend more hours to achieve the same results as before.

    We may as a society decide to do these things, but make no mistake about it, for every green “improvement” we will lose something else. The value of the something else will always be greater than the value of the improvement, for two reasons. The bureaucracy will be inefficient
    but more importantly because we do not want the improvement. If we did we’d buy it. It is being forced on us and has a value to us less than we are forced to pay. The real ‘value’ of money is that it is the one true perfect objective measure of what people really want. Tell the pollster you want gasoline economy but fill the tank no matter what the price. That is truth, what was said to the pollster was a lie.

    I despise most of the so called improvements and all of the Greens. I’d soylence every single one of them

  4. Unfortunately, the renewables sector does not have the potential to generate the megawatts we need. Whether or not it creates jobs, IT WILL NOT GENERATE ENOUGH ELEECTRICITY to keep us functional.

    Stupid bloody woman.

  5. ” Yes, the world would be a better place if all our work was magically done by fairies and we could sit around enjoying ourselves. ”

    Exactly right. The world would be better if it was all done magically. Therefore, the fact that we are not in that happy position means that jobs must be considered a cost. Often a cost worth paying (else why would we do it), but a cost nonetheless.

  6. > The world would be better if it was all done magically.

    Hmm. I’m not convinced. Sure, it’d be better if all the people who weren’t working decided to do non-harmful things with their spare time. I know I would. But call me cynical, but I reckon significant numbers of people would devote all their extra spare time to trying to destroy the rest of us. I’d rather keep them employed.

  7. Before I disagree with you Squander, let me say I enjoy your blog, its in my feed reader.

    However, by the logic you are using above, then we may as well pay unemployed people to dig holes and fill them back in day in day out. There is always work to be done. The point is we want to get the most done with the least resources, freeing the excess resource up for other things. Hey if nothing else, we could employ half of them to keep the other half in check.

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